The most striking and relevant news in Nigeria and the world, weekly. By Oyemaja Feeds, a division of The Oyemaja Group
Iran shuts down Morality Police (4th December, 2022)(Religion, Politics): The Government of Iran has shut down its Morality Police following months of protests over the death of a young woman held for violating the country’s Islamic dress laws.
Labour Party releases Presidential Manifesto (4th December, 2022)(Politics): Peter Obi, Labour Party’s presidential candidate has published the party’s manifesto for Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Elections. This manifesto comes after Peter Obi made comments about manifestos being unnecessary due to past governments’ (APC and PDP) failures to fulfill their campaign promises.
Federal Government adds Media Studies to University Courses (6th December, 2022)(Education, Politics): The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced, via the National Universities Commission (NUC), the introduction of Media Studies, as well as other disciplines including Allied Health, Computing and Communications etc. to the University Curriculum.
CBN limits cash withdrawal to 100 thousand naira per week (7th December, 2022)(Finance, Politics): Effective January 9, 2023, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has imposed limits on cash withdrawal on Automated Teller Machines (ATM) for individuals and organizations to 100,000 and 500,000 per week respectively. For Point Of Sale (POS), the withdrawal limit is 20,000 naira daily. Also, only the 200 Naira denomination and below shall be loaded into the ATMs in Nigeria.
Indonesia bans sex outside marriage (7th December, 2022)(Politics): The Indonesian parliament has unanimously signed a new criminal code into law which makes sex outside marriage a crime. This law also applies to visiting tourists and foreign residents. Other acts rendered criminal by the code include apostasy and insulting the president.
Bernard Arnault briefly overtakes Elon Musk as world richest man (7th December, 2022)(Finance): On the 7th of December, 2022, Elon Musk briefly lost his spot as World Richest Man to Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, a company that owns over 70 fashion brands including Louis Vuitton. With just a gap of 100 million dollars, Elon Musk was worth 184.6 billion dollars when the US markets closed on the 7th, while Bernard Arnault was worth 184.7 billion dollars.
Musician D’Banj arrested for N-Power Fraud (7h December, 2022)(Finance, Crime): The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested and detained D’Banj (Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo) over an investigation for fraud associated with the N-Power Programme in Nigeria. This was confirmed by the ICPC via their official Twitter handle.
Twitter sued for disproportionately firing female employees (9th December, 2022)(Tech): Two women who were affected by Elon Musk’s mass-fire of Twitter Employee shortly after Elon bought Twitter, have filed a discrimination suit against the company for laying off 57% of female employees against 47% of men.